PSG have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Leander Dendoncker, according to reports.
The Ligue 1 side – on the brink of landing Neymar from Barcelona in a world-record deal – are monitoring the defensive midfielder’s progress.
Man United reportedly sent scouts to watch Dendoncker in Anderlecht’s 0-0 season opener against Antwerp last weekend.
But the £40million capture of Nemanja Matic from Chelsea will, one expects, quell their interest in the Belgium international.
Jose Mourinho said former player Matic – who took part in his first United training session today – was a “Jose Mourinho player” and his move had been on the cards for a while.
However, that does not mean that Anderlecht are unwilling to sell £30m-rated Dendoncker, who has also attracted the interest of AC Milan and RB Leipzig.
And club chief Herman van Holsbeek admitted as such when he said of Dendoncker: “We want to cherish him, but if a club is willing to pay between €25m and €35m, we have a problem.
“Against Man United [in the Europa League] he has shown twice that he has the potential to play at a top European club.”
Dendoncker has been at the Belgian outfit since his youth days, making his first-team debut in the 2013-14 campaign.
He established himself as a regular in the 2014-15 season and has gone on to play a pivotal role in Anderlecht’s squad ever since.
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